Tom Joad, although sometimes lawless and hardened in nature, is a very integral man. "I ain't keepin' quiet about it. Sure I been in McAlester. Been there four years. Sure these is the clothes they give me when I come out. I don't give a damn who knows it. An' I'm goin' to my old man's place so I don't have to lie to get a job" (Steinbeck).